Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Quotes

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday I chose to go back in the TTT vault. Once upon a time I used to doย  a weekly quote. Not sure why I stopped. I hope you enjoy and maybe find some inspirational and funny.

Favorite quotes. Some bookish some not so bookish

I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. ~~Marilyn Monroe


Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. ~~Oscar Wilde


Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well. ~~Mark Twain Continue reading

A Few Books on my Fall TBR Wish List

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday really didn’t light a fire under me. So, I thought I’d post some of the books I wish I had to read this Fall. But alas I’m trying to catch up. You can see my Fall TBR here.

  1. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
    Although Home Fire didn’t make it to the Man Booker Prize short list it’s on the long list with a host of other spectacular authors. I’ve seen mixed reviews on this and it’s either people love it or hate it.The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences.

    Two familiesโ€™ fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love? Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Fall TBR

It’s that time of year again. My favorite time of year.

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is:

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

The books are already on my TBR List and part of several reading challenges.

  1. Waiting by Ha Jin
  2. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  3. Song of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti
  4. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – The Struggle

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, I didn’t have to really think about it. I had to think more about which books not to include, because I tell you I have struggled through some books.

Ten Books I Struggled to Get Into But Ended Up Loving or Ten Books That Were A Chore To Get Through or Ten Books I’ve Most Recently Put Down (the theme is…books you had a hard time with…tweak it however you need)

  1. The Help by Katherine Stockett – I bought this book years ago at the height of its peak popularity. I was so disappointed in it. I was determined to finish it, but alas after a month of plodding through I gave up.
  2. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde – This was a book club pick. I read it some 20 years ago in college and remember loving it. I went back to reread it for book club and oh my gosh it was a drag.
  3. My Antonia by Willa Cather – If I didn’t have to read this in college I wouldn’t have and to be honest, I didn’t. I did read a good portion of it before throwing in the towel, but I just simply didn’t care about the characters. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Back to School Freebie

Back To School Freebie: anything “back to school” related like 10 favorite books I read in school, books I think should be required reading, Required Reading For All Fantasy Fans, required reading for every college freshman, Books to Pair With Classics or Books To Complement A History Lesson, books that would be on my classroom shelf if I were a teacher, etc.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday are a combination of favorite books I read in school, my favorite books, and books I think should be read in school.

    1. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss – This is perhaps my all time favorite childhood book. I attribute Dr. Seuss for me being able to tell folks what I do and don’t like. Continue reading